Two research positions at the European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*)

The European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas (ECT*) invites applications for two 2-year research positions starting in the Fall of 2020.


The local research at the ECT* focuses on Theoretical Nuclear Physics in a broad sense as well as on related areas. In addition, the main scientific activities carried out at ECT* concern workshops, collaboration meetings, doctoral training programs and specialized courses.

More information about ECT* is available at:


Job Description

The successful candidates will be expected to conduct research within any of the fields of Nuclear Structure and Reactions, Hadron Physics, Quantum Chromodynamics, Physics of Matter under Extreme Conditions and Ultra-relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions, including the possibility to collaborate with the researchers at the Centre.


The eligible candidates should have:

  • a master degree in Physics;
  • research experience in any of the research topics mentioned above;
  • oral and written proficiency in the English language.

Additional requirements:


  • a Ph.D. in Physics



Type of contract:  fixed term contract

Working hours: full time

Gross annual salary: approximately Euro 34.500,00

Start date: September/October 2020

Duration:  2 years

Place: Villazzano, Trento (Italy).

Benefits: flexi-time, company subsidized cafeteria or meal vouchers, internal car park, welcome office support for visa formalities, accommodation, social security, etc., public transportation, sport, language course fees. More info at





Candidates are requested  to submit their application online at Please make sure that your application contains the following attachments (in pdf format and preferably in a single file):

  • detailed CV
  • list of publications
  • letter of motivation (a brief description of your research plan)


Application deadline: December 22nd, 2019


Please read our Regulations on the recruitment and selection of fixed-term personnel (effective from October 15, 2018) before completing your application. 


For further information, please contact the Human Resources Services at

Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to with cc to, indicating the reference code ECT_R_2020 in the subject line. Notice that it is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that all referees submit their letters before the deadline.


The positions are subject to budget approval.


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